Zimbabwean teachers, nurses and doctors continue their week-long strike today, demanding poverty line pay for the lowest paid workers. Although union leaders called for a one day cessation of the strike yesterday while they negotiated with government, The Zimbabwean reports that most workers ignored the call, continuing to stay off work. The negotiations failed, and the unions are now officially resuming their strike. The strikers want a salary increase for those who are lowest paid up to the official poverty line. They also demand medical insurance and an allowance for those in rural areas. The head of the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe warned that the strike could be extended beyond Friday. For background on this story see here.